Personal space training Bristol S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g! It’s an often misunderstood and misinterpreted area of fitness, that I think needs greater understanding and clarification. Should you stretch? Why do you stretch? When do you stretch? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls? I have read a number of media articles on this area but unfortunately they tend to be ve...
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Fantastic back stretcher and massager gift idea

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? How about a back stretcher like the one I am draped over above. We have had this one for many years, as suggested to us by an osteopath friend, to stretch and massage the spine. I have actually just spotted this very one on Ebay for £10.50 - bargain. It's called the Ultimate Rolastretcher, 10-rung beech back stretcher. I can vouch for the claims it makes to s...
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On the Home Stretch

This is a 7 minute routine of stretching on the floor, for flexibility enhancement. Some stretches use a yoga strap, but you could use a belt. My head does get chopped off during one stretch, but I do make it alive to the end! Happy stretching. Lisa :)
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dos and don’t of stretching

Stretching before and after exercise sessions, using a foam roller, dynamic stretching, and other useful information on stretching are in this short guide. The benefits of using a foam roller during a warm up are discussed, and also during the cool down. Using dynamic stretches to improve joint mobility and enhance your movement quality during a weights routine are highlighted. Recommended freq...
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